Responsive to everyday life thanks to its fast 512 GB SSD storage, the HP 17-ca2050nf is a relatively light, elegant silver-designed laptop with a 17-inch anti-glare screen. Thanks to its Ryzen 3 Picasso processor and good amount of RAM, it is suitable for everyday use.
Specifications HP 17-ca2050nf
|Screen (s)||17.3 ” WXGA LED 60% sRGB 220cd / m² (1600×900, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 3 3250U Picasso (2.6 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2400 MHz, 2 slots (1 free)|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 3 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0, HDMI, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (1×1, Realtek RTL8821CE), Bluetooth 4.2 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 loudspeakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||4 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 41Whr (210 gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.38 Kg / 414.8 x 272.2 x 24.5|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the HP 17-ca2050nf
Rechargeable to about 50% in 45 minutes, it features a sober and elegant design with its Natural Silver frame brushed vertical pattern.
In terms of connectivity, this laptop is properly equipped with its useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a monitor or TV for example, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.2 modules for wireless remote communications, ports audio and Ethernet or its 3 USBs (all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0), USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
The screen benefits from an anti-reflective treatment making it less tiring for the eyes in prolonged use than a shiny panel and more readable in bright surroundings (eg outdoors). With its definition of 1600×900 and its 16 / 9th format suitable for playing videos, the screen however adopts classic specifications.
Performance, battery life of the HP 17-ca2050nf
The HP 17-ca2050nf is a large format laptop computer intended for general use.
It will appeal to those who wish to benefit from great responsiveness because it benefits from SSD storage. As a reminder, an SSD is silent while being more energy efficient than a hard drive, more robust and much faster.
In addition here, the onboard SSD competes with hard disks in terms of capacity thanks to its 512 GB. And if ever that turns out to be too tight, we can always use an external storage unit as a peripheral. USB 3.0 for fast transfers.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, this PC is significantly more responsive and fluid in use than if it were equipped with a simple hard drive. For example, thanks to the SSD, we benefit from application launches and starts / stops much faster than with a hard drive.
The SSD supports the heart of this computer well, which delivers good performance in everyday use, such as office automation and surfing the Internet. It is indeed built around a good amount of 8 GB RAM higher than the average and very useful in multitasking, as well as an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) processor low consumption Ryzen 3 3250U Picasso.
However, the latter shows its limits under software that consumes processor resources.
Unsurprisingly at this price level, there is no dedicated onboard graphics card. This sleek notebook is therefore not designed for demanding jobs like gaming. Despite everything, thanks to the modest Radeon Vega 3 part integrated into the Ryzen, you can of course watch photos and videos.
As for autonomy, expect around 4 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer, the weight of which is controlled for a 17-inch, large size comfortable for mainly sedentary use (eg at home).